Sunset Inspired Toxic Treats Halloween Bag

Sometimes, I get creative inspiration from nature and that's just what happened over the past weekend.  We had a storm blow through right before sunset and it left the sky a creepy shade of orange-ish pink…

Sunset treats - rainbow

To the East, I caught the tail end of a full rainbow that had all kinds of cool lightening streaking through it.  I wish I could have captured some of that electricity in my photos!

Sunset treats - sunset

And to the West was the most brilliant, yellow-orange sunset peeking out from under gorgeous, smoky-orange clouds!  Weather is certainly Too Cool sometimes!

I used the colors and creepiness of that sunset to inspire a Toxic Treats Halloween Bag, that is really anything but creepy!

Sunset treats - toxic treat bag   Ghoulish googlies 126914L

I absolutely love the 3×5" glassine bags that come in the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit, and while I want to try them with the contents of the kit, I knew they would be perfect for the project I had in mind. 

Sunset treats - toxic treat back  Etruscan elegance 127868L

I started by decorating the bags with the Etruscan Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel inked in VersaMark, then heat embossed the designs with Clear Embossing Powder.  The new two-temperature Heat Tool is perfect for this project, because I could keep the heat low enough to avoid scorching the bag. 

Next, I sponged on some Tangerine Tango ink over the entire front…my favorite technique—Emboss Resist!  I did the same to the back, but left the sides plain. 

TIP: Like vellum, glassine is non-pourous, so be sure to let the ink dry for a bit before touching the bag or you'll leave fingerprints. The low setting of the Heat Tool helps with drying the ink faster.

Sunset treats - toxic treat tag  Toxic treats 127901L

The embellishment on the front is from the Toxic Treats stamp set.  I stamped in VersaMark onto Whisper White, then heat embossed this design with Black Embossing Powder. 

Using the Emboss Resist techinique once again, I sponged on three colors, blending them from lightest to darkest: More Mustard, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry.

The accent is die-cut with the matching Labels Collection Framelit dies, then layered with another die-cut in Basic Black, which I cut in half and adhered to the outer edges of the stamped piece.  It's adhered to the bag with Dimensionals.

For the finishing touches, I added a couple Rhinestone Jewels and I tied the bag closed with the new Striped Satin Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog. 

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Reunion - ensemble

In other news, I'm still working feverishly on my 25th Reunion Favors!  Getting really close now!

Reunion diecuts

I've got all the treat pouches die-cut, texture embossed, and adhered together.

Reunion sentiments

I've got all the sentiments stamped, die-cut, and blinged out with Rhinestone Jewels.

Reunion nuggets

And, I've got all the Nuggets stamped, wrapped, and put in cello bags.

Now, it's time for the final assembly and tying them all up and I'm done!  Woohoo!


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